Through July 7, “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” players have the opportunity to explore their savage side and acquire Shanna the She-Devil as a playable character through the Call of the Wild Covert Op.
“Shanna became part of our game plan when, early on, we were talking about how ‘Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics,’ our sister game, takes place in the Savage Land,” recalls producer Justin Woods. “We said, ‘Hey, the Savage Land, that’s a cool area that we haven’t really explored before, what kinds of characters exist in the Savage Land? Who can we do?’ And Shanna is up there on that list, she’s near the top.”
In addition to creating a synergy between the original game and the recently-launched “Tactics,” Shanna’s inclusion represents a chance for “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” to keep expanding its roster beyond established favorites and delve into the extensive Marvel Universe.
We also think [Shanna is] a very cool character,” states Woods. “She’s acrobatic, she fights with a spear, and she does a lot of close combat attacks. Our art director grew up in [the era where she was introduced] and he read a lot of those comics so those are characters that he feels really strongly about, just like I feel strongly about the Symbiotes; a lot of those characters get into our schedule from all different sources within the studio. We all contribute thoughts and ideas about who we like. Nico Minoru came from a group that loved the Runaways at the studio.
“This is our opportunity to teach people about characters that aren’t really in the limelight right now, right? We have a huge fan base of people that are playing this game all the time and they want to know more about these guys.”
Join “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” and play the Call of the Wild Covert Op today!